So I've been feeding fermented feed for about a week now. My chickens turn their noses up at it!! They peck here and there but its not interesting to them at all. Now if I just wet their other feed they really seem to love it. I'm sure I'll save feed just doing the wet feed too but so many tout the benefits of fermented feed. So its fermented no.....wet yes. Thoughts??
During the warmer months the feed I give them is most definitely wet, but rarely fermented because it will spoil too quickly. I know that the standard fermentation instructions advise letting the feed ferment for three days, but that just isn't very feasible here in the desert. Instead of getting fermented feed I get moldy feed, and I won't give that to the chickens...not that they'd eat it anyway. My compromise has been to add probiotics to their wet feed, whether via a small amount of yogurt/kefir or in powdered form, and rotate other additives like chili pepper flakes, apple cider vinegar, and even cinnamon, all of which have their own health benefits. So I guess I vote "wet" over fermented.